Healthcare Services | Fourth Quarter 2020

January 2021 – Despite unprecedented challenges in 2020, healthcare M&A activity did not decline as sharply as predicted during the pandemic, even rebounding in the second half of the year and in December, setting an all-time high number of transactions of 222 for the month, according to preliminary figures from Irving Levin Associates Inc. Transaction value in Q4 2020 was approximately $118.2 billion, more than double the transaction value of $52.1 billion in Q4 2019. The surge in healthcare M&A in Q4 2020 was likely driven by a number of factors, but one of the most notable is the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, notwithstanding the challenging rollout.

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January 27, 2021